GS-2, International Relations

Saudi-Aramco Drone Attack

The twin drone attacks on Aramco crude oil production in Saudi Arabia have caused the biggest-ever disruption in global crude oil supplies and has further escalated tensions in the Persian Gulf. Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels, who have been locked in a war with a Saudi-UAE-led coalition since 2015, claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Extent of the… Continue reading Saudi-Aramco Drone Attack

GS-2, Social Issue

Malnutrition and Disease Burden

A study led by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has givencomprehensive estimates of disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition and the trends of its indicators in every state of India from 1990 to 2017. The estimates were produced as part of the Global Burden of Diseases Study (GBD) 2017. The Global Burden of… Continue reading Malnutrition and Disease Burden

GS-2, International Relations

India and Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union

Recently, the 16th Session of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between India and Belgium Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU) was held in New Delhi. India and BLEU reiterated the importance of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) towards the development of bilateral economic and trade relations through facilitating dialogue and enhancing cooperation on a wide range of issues… Continue reading India and Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union

GS-3, Indian Economy

GST Council and Corporate Tax

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council held a meeting on 20th September 2019 to decide on tax moderation, keeping in mind the revenue position and the need to boost sagging economic growth. The GST Council had its 37th meeting in Goa in the backdrop of economic growth hitting a six-year low of 5% for the first quarter of the current fiscal (April -… Continue reading GST Council and Corporate Tax